Latinx Communities in Missouri (LCIM)

Missouri 2021 Bicentennial: Past. Present. Future Missouri 2021 Bicentenario: Pasado. Presente. Futuro.

A Bicentennial Inclusion Initiative between Missouri2021, The State Historical Society of Missouri, University of Missouri, MU Extension, MU Cambio Center, Alianzas, and the Hispanic Leaders Group of St. Louis.

University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program is proud to be part of the “Latinx Communities in Missouri” (LCIM) Bicentennial Initiative. LCIM is a Bicentennial Inclusion Initiative designed to ensure that the diverse history and contributions of Latinx communities in Missouri are represented in Missouri 2021 Bicentennial celebrations. Our alliance of community partners envisions an inclusive and representative portrait of the historical contributions of the Latinx communities in Missouri through programming, presentations, community engagement and dialogues.

We will be hosting six live, virtual events from June through November 2021, as well as other community-based activities to engage Latinx communities statewide. All six of our webinar programs are sponsored by the LiUNA Missouri and Kansas Laborers District Council.

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MISSION: To ensure that the diverse history and contributions of Latinx communities in Missouri are represented in Missouri 2021 Bicentennial celebrations.

VISION: Our alliance of community partners envisions an inclusive and representative portrait of the historical contributions of the Latinx communities in Missouri through programming, presentations, community engagement and dialogues.

GOAL: We seek to raise awareness about the rich diversity of the Latinx communities in Missouri.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Six programs/presentations about the history, culture, and life of Missouri's Latinx communities presented to the public as part of Missouri 2021 Bicentennial programming from June through November 2021.
  2. Community engagement and outreach to Latinx communities to include their participation, voices, and input into this series of programs
  3. To create the foundation for a network of individuals and organizations that can carry this initiative forwards into the future.
  4. We seek support from a wide variety of stakeholders – educational institutions, cultural organizations, sponsors, and individuals – to work collaboratively towards this effort. If any money is collected, we collectively agree to be responsible stewards of any sponsorships or monies collected in support of this effort.